Accelerate intermediate & advanced English Learners with rigorous content from NPR. English listening supports and scaffolded lessons deepen comprehension. Assess English listening comprehension with our unique auto-graded quizzes.Explore Free Lessons
"My ELs love using Listenwise. The content has been a stretch, which has been wonderful for them. What I like best is that although it emphasizes listening, it also involves reading, speaking (academic conversations), writing and vocabulary development."
3 - 6 minute fascinating stories from NPR with built-in lesson plans and listening quizzes. Explore daily current event stories or standards-aligned lessons for ELA, Science, and Social Studies.
Automatically scored multiple choice comprehension quizzes allow easy integration into instruction without additional testing time. User-friendly data reports will show you how students are performing by listening strands.
Listen to authentic academic language spoken in context. Additional supports include: Interactive transcripts, slower audio options, active listening organizers, and scaffolded instruction.
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Is listening a missing link to academic language acquisition in today’s secondary schools?
Lessons include content-specific scaffolding suggestions for building background and close listening. ESL teachers can go even further with language objectives and aligned practice.
Receptive vocabularies, or what can be understood when listening, can be at least two grade levels higher than a student’s expressive vocabularies.